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Japan suspends Pfizer, Sanofi shots after deaths

Japan has suspended vaccines made by Pfizer and Sanofi-Aventis while regulators investigate the deaths of four children last week. The infants had been vaccinated with several childhood shots

Supremes restrict vaccine claims to special court

Experts trump juries when it comes to vaccine-injury claims, the U.S. Supreme Court decided. In other words, parents and injured victims can't sue vaccine makers in state court, because a 1986 law

WHO clears Crucell to put vax back on market

Crucell can exit the penalty box. After a review of manufacturing problems involving its vaccine Quinvaxem, the Dutch company now has the World Health Organization's blessing to resume selling the

WHO's Chan sees anti-vaccine sentiment as "worrisome trend"

In opening the World Health Organization's executive board meeting this week, the head of the body cited anti-vaccine sentiments as a worrisome trend that may be very difficult to change. Noting that

BMJ: Notorious vaccine-autism study a fraud

What if a clinical study that touched off an entire political movement was "an elaborate fraud"? That's what the British Medical Journal concludes in a new article: The infamous vaccines-cause-autism

Report: Higher income parents increasingly forgoing kids' vaccinations

Vaccination rates for children insured by commercial plans declined roughly four percentage points between 2008 and 2009. And experts fear that if this trend continues, the public's health could be

Supremes hear debate over vaccine court

The vaccine court that has protected drugmakers from most state-court lawsuits over their products is in jeopardy. The U.S. Supreme Court today will hear arguments in a case brought by Robie and

Offit: Children's vaccines are vital

California has been struck with the worst pertussis outbreak in decades, killing nine infants and infecting 4,200 others so far this year. Many, including vaccine expert Paul Offit, have blamed the

Novartis' meningitis B vax passes test

Novartis released promising data from its Phase III trial for 4CMenB, a meningitis B vaccine developed via Novartis' "reverse vaccinology." The study, which involved 3,600 infants from five

New study shows no link between vaccines, autism

Another study is offering evidence that thimerosal doesn't increase children's risk of autism. Indeed, even those exposed highest levels of thimerosal were no more likely to develop autism than